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Compiled by Erica Batten

Cornerstone Baptist

Veterans Day recognition: The church will honor veterans with a special service.

Guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. Robert Dees, U.S. Army retired. Music by The Promise. 7 p.m. Nov. 11. A complimentary meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. in the family life center. All veterans invited to attend and bring one guest to the meal. The service is open to everyone. 8947 Albemarle Road.

Central Church Life Care Center

Seminar: Robert and Cindi Dodd will present “Healing Your Relationships Through the Gift of Forgiveness” with biblical tools, personal experiences and the latest in forgiveness research. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Coffee, juice and pastries served at 8:45 a.m. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-364-5003 or

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Holiday pastry sale: Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Baklava, 72 pieces, $70. Baklava, 35 pieces, $35. Spanakopita, $25 per pan. Tiropitakia, $18 per dozen. Koulourakia, $7 per dozen. Orders and payments due Nov. 7. Pick up noon-2 p.m. Dec. 14 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15. Orders will not be held beyond Dec. 15. 600 East Blvd. To order, contact Diane Ramsay at 704-554-1377 or

Saint Vincent de Paul Church

Vendors wanted: Christmas art and craft sale to be held Nov. 22.

Please email Joann Keane at with two photos of your art or craft. Handcrafted items only. No franchise or manufacturer’s representatives, please. Fees are $20 for table plus 10 percent of gross sales. All proceeds benefit preschool program. 6828 Old Reid Road.

Cokesbury United Methodist

Concert: John Moore, ordained United Methodist minister and well-known soloist, will present a concert of sacred music. All are welcome. 4 p.m. Nov. 9. 6701 Idlewild Road.

Peace Moravian

Community information series: New series is designed to provide information on health matters. 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The Nov. 10 session will focus on Hospice of Charlotte. 4418 Rea Road.

Stallings United Methodist

Sermon series: “Wonderful Wisdom of God: A Study of Proverbs.” 8:30, 9:45, and 10:55 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 9. The topic for Nov. 9 is “I’m Afraid So.”

Dinner fundraiser: The United Methodist Women will host a chicken-and-dumplings dinner. Adults, $8; children under 10, $4. All proceeds go to missions. 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 8. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8820.

Living Saviour Lutheran

Craft fair: Annual craft fair and bake sale will feature handmade craft items and specialty gift vendors. Christmas décor, jewelry, fabric and paper crafts, handbags, baby items, much more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8. 6817 Carmel Road.

Providence United Methodist

Service: The Stephen Ministry presents “Living With Grief During the Holidays,” a special time of support for those who have lost a loved one. The Rev. Leslie Marsicano, associate dean for academic administration at Davidson College and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, will be the presenter. Light refreshments provided. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. 2810 Providence Road.

Pineville United Methodist

Craft fair: The United Methodist Women will host the 10th annual fair with approximately 50 vendors of handmade jewelry, quilts, Christmas items, and other arts and crafts. Lunch available for purchase. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville.

SouthPark Christian Church

Lecture: Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, professor of religious studies and coordinator of the Poverty and Social Justice Program at Elon University, will present on the topic of solidarity ethics. Discussion will follow the lecture. Peters is the author of “Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World.” Free admission. 2:30-5 p.m. Nov. 8. 6650 Park South Drive.

Sardis Baptist

Gentle yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility, deepen breath and learn to relax. Space limited. $10 per class. 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831;

St. John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drives: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Providence Baptist, 4921 Randolph Road.